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    Jun 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science for Certified MLTs/CLTs and the Military

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Program Overview

This university grants a bachelor of science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology). Upon completion of the program, the graduates are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students begin the CLS program in fall semester of their junior year, contingent upon completion of prerequisites either at this university or at another college (see Admission Requirements below). Both on-campus and internet students have four semesters of classroom, laboratory and internships through clinical affiliates.

For the distance/WEB students, laboratories are conducted at a satellite laboratory in the Atlanta area or at the clinical affiliates.  The clinical internships are conducted at affiliated clinical sites. Internet students are encouraged to identify possible internship sites convenient to them. The program of Clinical Laboratory Science will contact these sites to explore a clinical affiliation. The program requires computer capability and Internet connectivity.

Program Coordinator
Jan Bane
Admissions Information
  • The program is offered to certified MLT’s or CLT’s or military laboratory professionals.
  • Being certified as an MLT or CLT does not excuse the applicant from any prerequisite courses for the program included in Admission Requirements below.
  • Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information and prerequisites:
Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy essential functions. Visit to review these requirements.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses taken to remain in the program.
  • Students must complete 61 hours of curriculum coursework, GA History and Legislative Requirements, as well as pass the departmental exit exam to graduate from the program.
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Core Areas A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 125 Hours

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